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Dr. Neil Notaroberto
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What are the treatment options for third nerve palsy?

What are the treatment options for third nerve palsy?

Third nerve palsy: can have multiple etiologies (congenital or acquired). Some causes do not need intervention and time may resolve the signs and symptoms. Some require intervention (such as those caused by mass effect). Ask your ophthalmologist what the cause of your 3rd nerve palsy is and he /she can give you treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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What is the best treatment for congenital third nerve palsy?

What is the best treatment for congenital third nerve palsy?

See neurologist. : I recommend seeing a neurologist to better address your treatment needs. Wishing you the very best. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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What are some alternative treatments for progressive supranuclear palsy (psp) like ayurveda, homeopathy or siddha?

What are some alternative treatments for progressive supranuclear palsy (psp) like ayurveda, homeopathy or siddha?

Collaborative care: Psp is a rare degenerative disease of the brain involving movement & balance as well as changes in mood, behavior and personality. Conventional medicine has no cure. Homeopathy does not treat the specific pathological condition, but can help the person by applying the single homeopathic medicine called for by his/her specific experience. You need a very well-trained homeopath to work with you. ...Read more

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
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What are alternative treatments for paralysis?

What are alternative treatments for paralysis?

Depends on cause: With paralysis from a stroke or from a spinal cord injury, the mainstays of treatment start with physical and occupational therapy. The goal is to retrain the muscles and decrease disuse atrophy and spasticity (stiffness). There is a lot of research being done on stem cell transplants and electrocortical activation of prosthetics. We anxiously await their progress. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Harvey
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What is third nerve palsy and what happens?

What is third nerve palsy and what happens?

Double vision: The third cranial nerve, Oculomotor, comes from the midbrain and supplies most of the muscles that move and open the eye. Weakness, called "palsy", of the nerve gives double vision, and can also give a droopy eye and/or a dilated pupil. The most common causes are: diabetes, trauma, brain tumor or a brain aneurysm. An MRI or CT of the brain is usually the best diagnostic test to determine why! ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Watson
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How is third nerve palsy diagnosed?

How is third nerve palsy diagnosed?

History and exam: Typically the diagnosis of a third nerve palsy is made by a history of double vision and then a clinical exam that demonstrates and abnormality of the opening of the eyelid (ptosis), the pupillary size (bigger) and/or the eye movement. Imaging may be useful for uncovering the cause, but the diagnosis is made clinically. ...Read more

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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
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What steroid is recommended to treat third nerve palsy?

Needs evaluation: Third nerve palsy needs a full evaluation of the eye and the brain(nervous system). It depends on the cause of the palsy. It could be from brain which will involves more than one eye movement or localized if its only one muscle movement. If its inflammatory then it may need Prednisone treatment. Please make sure get a full detail professional exam ASAP prior to any steroid use. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
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Is there any alternative treatment like homeopathy for sixth carnial nerve palsy..

Is there any alternative treatment like homeopathy for sixth carnial nerve palsy..

Yes, try homeopathy: Homeopathy certainly has the potential of helping sixth cranial nerve palsy. It is important to find a knowledgeable and skilled homeopath, but, fortunately, many of the best homeopaths in the world are in india. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Does Cialis affect pde6-phosphodiesterase enzyme present in retina and cause electroretinographic abnormalities, pupil-sparing third nerve palsy?

Does Cialis affect pde6-phosphodiesterase enzyme present in retina and cause electroretinographic abnormalities, pupil-sparing third nerve palsy?

Whoa!: Simmer down cowboy. Where are you reading all this stuff? Let's just say non of the available ed meds is "penis only" specific. How's that? ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Stern
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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more


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